James Gordon (bishop of Jarrow)

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James Geoffrey Gordon (11 December 1881 – 28 August 1938) was a priest and bishop in the Church of England.[1]

Life[edit]

James Gordon was the son of J. E. H. Gordon and Alice Mary Brandreth. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College Cambridge.[2]

He was Private Secretary to Lord President of the Council 1904 - 1906. He married Martha Sabrina Brinton in 1912. Called to the Bar 1906, Rector of Church of St John the Evangelist, Edinburgh 1919 - 1926, Vicar of St. Mary's Church, Nottingham 1926 - 1933[3] and Suffragan Bishop of Jarrow 1932 - 1938.[4]

As Bishop of Jarrow he was in attendance at the start of the Jarrow March in 1936 and gave it his blessing.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ "Gordon, James Geoffrey (GRDN900JG)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ A History of St. Mary's Church Nottingham, D.J. Peters, 1974.
  4. ^ Three New Bishops Suffragan Selby, Whitby, And Jarrow (News) The Times Saturday, Dec 24, 1938; pg. 10; Issue 48186; col E
  5. ^ "The Jarrow march" Pickard,T: 1982, London, Allison and Busby ISBN 085031988
Religious titles
Preceded by
George Frederick Terry
Rector of St John the Evangelist, Edinburgh
1919–1926
Succeeded by
Charles Ritchie
Preceded by
Thomas Field
Vicar of St.Mary's Church, Nottingham
1926–1933
Succeeded by
Neville Stuart Talbot
Preceded by
Samuel Kirshbaum Knight
Bishop of Jarrow
1932–1938
Succeeded by
Leslie Owen